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Ruby Tuesday – Autumn Up Close. October 11, 2010

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Here in New England, autumn is a time when garishly-colored garments become camouflage; bright reds and yellows and oranges melt into the background as the local hardwoods compete in a Queen For A Day pageant of ridiculous colors.

Well, usually.  This year has been pretty subdued; a dry summer and early frost turned things uncharacteristically brown, and it’s likely that seasonal visitors were underwhelmed.

But still, if one looks closely enough, there are snippets and bits of color as bright as Disney, but rendered with a veracity which only Nature can provide.

Here are a few macro shots from this past weekend.

Sphagnum moss set against a bright Ruby maple leaf:

A detail from the heart of a purple aster:

…with the Ruby being propitiously provided by a red maple leaf in the background.

And then, my personal favorite, a tiny blue aster blossom set against a sugar maple leaf:

…I know, the colors of these three shots fight amongst themselves, but they all followed the theme of the meme, so they all got past my editor.

I’m gonna have to talk to that guy…

For more Rubylicious  photos, visit Mary over at Work of the Poet.

A Tree. January 13, 2010

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Incongruously, in Florida.  The radio says it’s cold down there.

I hope it ain’t this cold:

’cause if it is, your citrus crop is toast.

And that would suck.

Love,

The Other Florida

Greening Up. May 3, 2009

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The trees are doing it, the grass is doing it:

forest green

The end of the road at the Mary Lyon Homestead.  I love the Spring pallet of greens, their unjaded enthusiasm for the waxing sun.

I get all of my drinkig water there, it’s unbelievably cold and clean.

Here’s a reflection in McLeod Pond up in Catamount State Forest:

white pine reflection

The givaway is the bottom-lit hemlock bows in the upper left corner, a physical impossibility.

And here’s a shot of somebody’s unkempt side yard, with Violets Gone Wild beneath a quince bush:

quince and violets

I love the attitude of the fatty maple tree on the right.